Natarajan Gautam

Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Guatam

Office: ETB 4012
Phone: 979.845.5458
Fax: 979.847.9005
Email: gautam@tamu.edu

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Telecommunication network design and traffic engineering for providing quality of service
  • Computer-communication network controls including web servers and mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Transportation systems modeling for traffic operations and performance analysis
  • Information technology including survivability of multi-agent systems and peer-to-peer networks

Awards & Honors

  • Research highlight in Industrial Engineer, February 2011, “Reducing Carbon Footprint in Process Industries”.
  • Research highlight in Industrial Engineer, November 2010, “How to deliver video contents efficiently”.
  • Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award (education category), by IIE, May 2006.
  • Best Paper Award in the Computers and Information Systems Category at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference, Atlanta, May 2005.
  • Best Paper Award in the Computers and Information Systems Category at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference, Houston, May 2004.
  • Best Invited Paper Award in the Operations Research Division of IIE at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference, Houston, May 2004.
  • Best Paper Award Certificate at the European Applied Business Research Conference, Venice, Italy, June 2003.
  • Texas A&M College of Engineering: Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award, April 2012.
  • Texas A&M IIE Advisor Appreciation Award, April 2012.
  • PSU-IIE Outstanding Faculty Award, April 2005.
  • PSU-IIE Outstanding Faculty Award, April 2003.
  • Penn State Engineering Society: Outstanding Teaching Award, March 2003.
  • Outstanding Faculty in Engineering, Yearbook-1999: La Vie, July 1999.

Education

  • Ph.D., Operations Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
  • M.S., Operations Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India, 1993

Selected Publications

Gautam, N. and Ntaimo, L. "Achieving Energy-Efficiency in Data-Center Industry: A Proactive-Reactive Resource Management Framework", Proc. Of NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, 2011.

Gallego, J., Ko, Y.M., Polansky, R., Perez, E., Ntaimo, L. and Gautam, N. "Integrating Virtualization, Voltage Scaling and Powering On/Off Servers in Data Centers for Energy Efficiency", IIE Transactions (to appear), 2013.

Polansky, R., Sethuraman, S. and Gautam, N. "Analysis of a Stochastic Fluid-flow Model with State-dependent Output Capacities", under revision, 2013.

Rincon-Mateus, C., Mohapatra, A. and Gautam, N., "Efficient Control of an M/M_t/k_t Queue with Application to Energy Management in Data Centers", under revision, 2013.

Chen, Y. and Gautam, N., "Server Frequency Control Using Markov Decision Processes", IEEE INFOCOM, 2009.

Qin, W.B., Wang, Q., Chen, Y. and Gautam, N., "A First-Principles Based LPV Modeling and Design for Performance Management of Internet Web Servers", Proceedings of American Control Conference, 2006.

Chen, Y., Das, A., Qin, W.B., Sivasubramaniam, A., Wang, Q. and Gautam, N., "Managing Server Energy and Operational Costs in Hosting Centers," ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 303-314, 2005.

Eren, E.C. and Gautam, N., "Efficient Control for a Multi-Product Quasi-Batch Process via Stochastic Dynamic Programming", IIE Transactions, Vol. 43, 192-206, 2011.

Eren, E.C. and Gautam, N., "Reducing Carbon Footprint in Process Industries", Research highlight in Industrial Engineer, February 2011.

Ramakrishnan, S., Gautam, N., and Wysk, R.A., "Tunnel Freezing Process with Adaptive Control: A Stochastic Modeling Approach," Proceeding of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2002.